Today, on February 28, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution on conducting an initial assessment of the implementation of the EU acquis.
The document defines the procedure for assessing the adaptation of Ukrainian legislation to the EU acquis (self-screening) and identifying inconsistencies and gaps that need to be addressed to prepare Ukraine for EU accession negotiations.
Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, emphasized that this resolution would allow to systematize and prioritize the work of the ministries in fulfilling the tasks necessary for Ukraine to become a full member of the European Union.
“Today is a significant day. Exactly one year ago, on the 5th day of russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine applied for EU membership. Amidst the war, we continue the process of reforms necessary for integration into the European Community. Given our ambitious goal to become a full-fledged EU member as soon as possible, the Government has launched a large-scale process to assess the state of Ukraine’s approximation to the entire EU legislation, which is more than 27,000 legal acts divided into 35 thematic chapters of the future membership agreement,” said Olha Stefanishyna.
According to the resolution, ministries and other central executive bodies are to conduct an initial assessment of the state of implementation of the EU acquis and submit a report to the Cabinet of Ministers with proposals for bringing sectoral legislation in line with the EU law.